Heartland RV will roll out standard solar packages on all new Heartland models beginning Oct. 1.
The packages also will be available through the aftermarket for consumers wishing to upgrade. The packages will be available for dealers to purchase through Heartland’s customer service and parts department.
The solar package program is being called Sol – Powered By The Sun. The packages will come in four tiers, with all models including at least the basic solar prep packages.
The packages are:
- Sol Prepped, the baseline tier, provides a roof docking port, up to eight prepped outlets, a 30-amp charge controller and all wiring necessary to add up to two 190-watt solar panels.
- Sol 190 includes one 190-watt monocrystalline solar panel with mounting bracket, an inverter fuse kit, and everything from Sol Prepped.
- Sol 380 includes two 190-watt monocrystalline solar panels with mounting brackets, a 2,000-watt power inverter, an external transfer switch and everything from Sol 190.
- Sol 330 is for fifth wheel toy haulers and includes one 330-watt monocrystalline solar panel with mounting brackets, a 2,000-watt power inverter, an external transfer switch, and up to eight outlets prepped.
“Sol – Powered By The Sun fits into our larger sustainability goals by offering a complete solar solution for every RV model we create,” said Jim Fenner, vice president of engineering, quality and customer service at Heartland. “As part of the outdoor travel industry, we feel it is our responsibility to provide smart, energy-efficient solutions in our RVs to help preserve the natural beauty of the outdoors for generations to come.”
Heartland signed an exclusive agreement with Aims Power to provide solar components underpinning the packages through distributor Collins & Co.
Established in 2001, Aims Power supplies the largest selection of DC to AC inverters, solar panels, and solar charge controllers to OEMs and the RV aftermarket. The company is headquartered in South Reno, Nevada, and add a distribution facility in Davie, Florida, in 2023.
“When Heartland RV decided to add solar across their entire product line, it was an honor for all of us at Aims Power to be selected as their exclusive partner,” said Bruce de Jong, president of Aims Power. “Together we have designed various systems for every unit they manufacture. Through Collins & Co., we will be supplying products including solar panels, charge controllers, power inverters, and other required equipment for the best mobile experience in the industry.”
Heartland RV said the introduction of Sol – Powered By the Sun helps meet customer demand for robust solar options and joins existing company sustainability programs. Heartland said ongoing efforts are focused on reducing manufacturing waste, increasing recycling of materials and streamlining manufacturing practices with automation.